CRESS Open Garden fundraising event


The CRESS Garden Open is being held this year over the weekend of 11th – 12th September, each afternoon between 2.00-5.00pm at Knighton Manor, Broad Chalke.

Visitors pay a voluntary contribution to enjoy afternoon tea in the beautiful setting of Knighton Manor, including the opportunity to walk around the cutting flower gardens and the chance to browse various local craft stalls including art, painting, wood crafts, glassware, handmade jewellery, etc.

All donations made will raise valuable funds to support the work that CRESS does to improve the health and wellbeing of the South Sudanese refugees living in northern Uganda.

This year CRESS is specifically looking to raise funds towards the purchase of a 4×4 vehicle, costing ca £20,000, so that CRESS health support workers and fully trained Children’s Accelerated Trauma Training (CATT) counsellors can provide the range of clinical services to refugees living in the different refugee camps across northern Uganda. Without a 4×4 vehicle it is impossible to travel on the uneven and often deeply rutted roads to deliver necessary medicines and supplies to those in need.  For example, CRESS supplies antenatal classes and Mama Kits to improve the birth outcomes for pregnant mothers.

To find out more about how Cress supports the South Sudanese refugees to become more self-sufficient, please visit our website:

We are delighted to announce that NFU Mutual Wessex is supporting the CRESS open garden fundraising event. NFU Mutual Wessex offers a wide range of personal and business insurance products serving customers from their local offices in Salisbury and Wareham. With a vast local knowledge and wealth of experience, the Wessex team take pride in offering a truly personal service and providing you with high quality products; giving you peace of mind in knowing that the things you care about are safe and secure. You can find out more about the NFU Mutual Wessex services here:

Please come along and join us at the CRESS Open Garden in September.


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